If you run into the Windows 10 keeps restarting issue, you’re not alone. Luckily the good news is, it’s not hard to repair at all…
Get Your PC Running Normally Again
We hope you were able to repair the Windows reboot loop using any of the methods given here and your PC is working normally again. If so, check out our how to set up an automated backup system for Windows tutorial and free system cloning programs you may use to backup your complete Windows system in case the restart cycle arises again.
You can also automatically backup essential Windows folders with OneDrive and keep your information safely transferred into the cloud.
Update your Drivers
If your drivers are outdated, then it becomes possible for your computer get caught in a reboot loop. That’s because your gadget isn’t able to interact with your system correctly. So, it is vital to maintain your drivers updated. You may update drivers manually or can use any driver updater software. If you are opting for the manual technique, then you have to commit your substantial amount of time into it. You need to visit the manufacture’s website and examine the driver installers to acquire the right version for your machine.
Also, you may update the driver via the device management following the instructions below.
- Press Windows + R, type devmgmt.msc and ok
- This will launch the device manager and display all installed device driver list,
- Well, check for any road with a yellow exclamation point.
- If there is “drive with a yellow exclamation mark” is the indicator of the outdated driver,
- Well right click on that driver select update driver.
- Select “Search automatically for updated driver software” and follow on-screen instructions.
- Also, from here, you may remove the existing driver software, then download and install the updated driver from the manufacturer’s website.
Cause : Blue Screen of Death on reboot
It is possible that every other time Windows attempts to boot, a BSOD happens.
Recent versions of Windows are designed to hide this information from the user and silently reboot.
(In the perspective of the researchers at NeoSmart Technologies, there is almost never a valid justification for doing this. Microsoft is hoping that a reboot would cure your PC and thus Windows decides to hide the blue screen and reboot, continuously and in vain.
A much more sensible approach would be for Windows to keep note of whether or not this blue screen resulted in a silent and automated reboot last time, and if so, show it so the user can understand what’s going on.)
A BSOD during start up will trigger a version of the Advanced Boot Options menu to be displayed on next reboot urging the user to pick “Repair Your Computer,” eventually initiating the infinite loop of Startup Repair.
Using Safe Mode to Fix Windows 10 Stuck in Restart Loop
In Safe Mode, you may enter Windows 10 and remove the Windows Update, drivers or applications that may be causing the Windows 10 restart loop issue. Once in Safe Mode, you may conduct a System Restore and then reinstall Windows 10 if everything else fails and you don’t mind losing any data.
If your machine has several Windows versions, wait for the operating system selection page and then click Change defaults or choose alternative choices instead of selecting Windows 10.
The next step will be to access Safe Mode, which will depend on how the boot loop is configured and if it’s activated when certain hardware is attached or when you start a specific program.
Disable the Automatically Restart Feature
Windows 10 includes the in-built function of the auto-restart the machine to combat program failures and other problems. However, if you are having the problem of a recurrent system restart, this function may be simply deactivated.
Before going further to know how to deactivate the automatic restart option, you have to keep one thing in mind that if this option is removed, the next time your system suffer a problem, it will not be able to restart and would freeze, show a distorted image, or just blue or black screen. So, remember to re-enable the automatic restart option once the system begins.
From the windows search box, search, and open Control Panel.
- Select System and Security option.
- Click on the System option.
- Now from the left pane, pick Advanced System Settings.
- On the next box, under Startup and Recovery, click on Settings.
- Under System Failure, deselect the Automatically deactivate option. Click OK and depart.
This Windows-related knowledgebase entry pertains to the following operating systems:
- Windows Vista (all editions) (all editions)
- Windows 7 (all editions) (all editions)
- Windows 8 (all editions) (all editions)
- Windows 8.1 (all editions) (all editions)
- Windows Server 2008 (all editions) (all editions)
- Windows Server 2012 (all editions) (all editions)
Disable Automatic Restart
Firstly, deactivate Automatic Restart manually by following the instructions described below:
Restart your PC > Type F8 repeatedly when the screen with the manufacturer logo and/or system information displays > In the Advanced Boot Options panel, pick “Disable automatic restart on system failure” > hit Enter and wait for PC to boot.